When Lemon Drop Kid edged Vision and Verse by a head to capture the
Belmont Stakes 10 years ago, he was the overlooked, underachieving colt
who was further overshadowed by the heart-wrenching sight of jockey
Chris Antley cradling Charismatic's fractured left front leg in the
"You know, it's been terrific to see him develop the way he has," said
Will Farish, owner of Lane's End and co-breeder of Lemon Drop Kid.
"It's funny because he came on really late as a 3-year-old and then
took off as a 4-year-old and his stallion career has been very similar.
It wasn't really until his second and third crop that he began to show
what he is capable of."